The official language of the conference is English.
The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please check regularly for updates.
The final programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.
Official Conference App
The EuroBrake 2016 App will be downloadable from all major app stores and will contain the most up to date conference information, including live technical programme updates.
EuroBrake 2016 will take place at the MiCo in Milan, Italy.
The MiCo is Europe’s largest conference centre, based in the heart of the city with a host of attractions, restaurants and shops nearby.
MiCo – Milano Congressi
Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1 – 20149 Milano
Entry into Italy
No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. Entry is allowed with a passport, valid for a further three months after the date of departure.
Any foreign visitor entering Italy must have a valid passport. Passports must be valid for three months beyond the date of return.
Visitors from countries whose citizens require visas should apply to the nearest Italian embassy or consulate.
Requests for official invitations in support of visa applications should be sent to Beverley Barker at B.Barker@fisita.com
Evidence of paid registration will be needed to process the visa request.
Milan is in the Central European time zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The average temperature in Milan during early May is 20°C / 67°F with a 40% possibility of light rain.
Traveller’s cheques are no longer accepted and they are very difficult to change. Credit cards are accepted in all shops and restaurants displaying the card logo in their shop window.
It can be costly to withdraw money from a foreign bank account whilst in Milan, so it is recommended to change your currency to Euro before you travel.
Business hours of most banks are:
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 08:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Some will have a longer lunch break from around 13:30 – 15:00
Tipping and Etiquette
Service charges and VAT are generally included in the price, however do double check your bill. It is typical to ‘round up’ the price by 5-10% to amount to a round figure.
Milan is one of europe's greatest places to shop. The trendiest and most sophisticated boutiques are located in beautiful old buildings and many of the main shopping streets are within walking distance of each other.
Traditionally, Tuesday to Saturday retail hours are 0930 - 1230 and 1530 - 1730, with a half day on Monday (3.30-7.30pm). The majority of shops still close on Sundays.
Pharmacies can be found all over Milan and emergency services are available after hours.
To speak to the Milan Health Department you can call: Tel: 800 638 638
Open: Monday to Saturday 08:00-20:00
All accommodation in Milan charges a visitors tax which varies depending on the standard of hotel you are staying in.
In a 3* hotel the charge is EUR 4.00 Per person per night
In a 4* hotel the charge is EUR 5.00 Per person per night
In a 5* hotel the charge is EUR 5.00 Per person per night
This additional tax is collected by the owner of the accommodation you are staying in.
The current rate of Italian Value Added Tax is 22%.
Electrical current in Milan is 220V / 50 Hz. Sockets only fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).
Participants are strongly advised to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to travel.
Public transport is the preferred method of getting around Milan, with trams, buses, trolley-buses and the subway available to use. Tickets are available to buy at stations and newsstands. For more information about pricing and routes please visit the ATM official Website: http://www.atm.it/en/Pages/default.aspx
It is best to phone and pre order a taxi or to find one at a taxi-stop, it is not advisable to use a taxi that has approached you away from the taxi-stop. A taxi from the airport to the City Centre costs approximately EUR 50.
Getting to Milan
Milan is easily reached by air, rail or road.
The closest airport to Milan is Linate airport, which connects you to Barcelona, Madrid, three London airports, and over 170 international destinations.
The closest train station ‘Stazione Centrale’ is a crucial rail hub linking Milan to the rest of Italy, and other international stations.
Milan is well connected with the Italian Motorway system.